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Ethnic media and the environmental challenge: How Green is May’s valley?

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, centre, is arrested by RCMP officers after joining protesters outside Kinder Morgan’s facility in Burnaby, B.C., on Friday, March 23, 2018. Photograph By DARRYL DYCK, The Canadian Press Back in December 2018, National Post’s John Ivison wondered whether really, finally, truly, 2019 could be the year Elizabeth May’s Green Party […]

Silence on Singh

The vast majority of ethnic media elections coverage captured for diversityvotes.ca is focused on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer, while NDP leader Jagmeet Singh is often only briefly mentioned or included as an afterthought. The most widespread story in the ethnic media on the NDP in August was the brief […]

Federal election less than two months away – Korean

PRINT – CNDreams – Calgary, 23/08/2019 – COLUMN – Korean Canadian voters pick three major issues for the federal election: job creation, healthcare and climate change. Forty-two percent of voters define climate change as a national disaster and 70% support the Green New Deal, aiming to increase green energy use. Although the carbon tax imposed […]

Ethnic media spotlight on Bernier

  People’s Party of Canada Leader Bernier kicks off campaign – Chinese WEB – 51.ca – Toronto, 27/08/2019 – COMMENTARY,  Chinese Radio Canada International’s Wu Wei says that in this upcoming federal election, it might be tough for Bernier to win in his home riding, because his Conservative party rival is popular. One of Bernier’s […]

The diversity information tool

Matthew Fraser // Immigration, Social // Volume 20, Issue 03 – August 27–September 10, 2019 Although Canadians are increasingly connected via media and social experience, people frequently find themselves separated by both language and political ideals. Enter Diversity Votes, a website and media initiative that aims to educate the general public about the demographic, economic and social characteristics affecting […]

Spotlight on a Quebec riding: How the Italian apology demand played in Montreal riding conflicts

Doug Todd’s review of the Italian apology issue in the Vancouver Sun (https://diversityvotes.ca/douglas-todd-idea-of-apology-splits-italian-canadians/) mentions riding candidate nominations as the context of the debate. This is an interesting example of how demography and politics interact. We prefer to view the fight for an apology from a different angle, more as a fight for political space for […]

Ethnic media aim to help maintain boost in voting by new Canadians – Chinese

WEB – Sing Tao Vancouver (Daily) – Vancouver, 24/08/2019 – NEWS, Chinese Zuhair Alshaer, the editor-in-chief of an Ottawa-based Arabic community newspaper, has been calling on Arabic-speaking Canadians to kick isolation and get involved in Canadian politics Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussen attend a basketball clinic […]

Douglas Todd: Idea of apology splits Italian Canadians

The detention of 586 suspected Fascist Italian Canadians was different in many ways from the mass internment of 22,000 Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. DOUGLAS TODD Updated: August 26, 2019 CP-Web. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pauses while making a formal apology to individuals harmed by federal legislation, policies, and practices that led to […]

Canada’s popular newspaper under fire for its controversial comment on Jagmeet Singh – Punjabi

PRINT – Hamdard Daily – Toronto, 24/08/2019 – News, Punjabi Canada’s most highly circulated newspaper, The Toronto Star, has come under some serious heat for an insensitive tweet about NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Canada’s most highly circulated newspaper, The Toronto Star, has come under some serious heat for an insensitive tweet about […]

Ethnic Media Election Coverage 18-24 August 2019

This week about 160 election-related articles were analyzed. Major issues covered: Ethics (SNC Lavalin): The ethics commissioner’s finding that PM Trudeau had violated the conflict of interest code, the PM’s refusal to apologize, the blocking of hearings by Liberals in the House Ethics Committee and CPC leader Scheer’s call for a RCMP investigation were widely […]